STC, SK partner to develop, deliver programming at Saskatoon Correctional Centre

Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) and the Government of Saskatchewan have partnered to develop and deliver programming at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre’s Urban Camp. The partnership aims to reduce recidivism by providing mental health and addiction support, education, and employment opportunities to prepare adult male offenders to reintegrate into their communities. Students can choose from programs in landscaping, building and property maintenance, cleaning, community gardening, construction, and event clean up and disaster relief support. SK will provide $802K over three years to support the program’s startup and costs over the next three fiscal years. “STC remains committed to helping people find a new and healthy path into society,” said STC Tribal Chief Mark Arcand. “Our Urban Camp programming offers the supports that can help make that happen for some as we try to break the cycle of incarceration.”